Akiyoshido Cave

Written by Editorial department
7 Nov 2016
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One of the Three Great Caves of Japan, Akiyoshido Cave has a total length of 8850 meters. It is considered a Special Natural Monument of Japan.
Taking about 1 hour to complete, a 1 kilometer long sightseeing course is available.
Throughout all four seasons the cave remains at a constant 17 ° C, cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

There are three entrances to the cave, and from the main entrance around 1/3 of the cave is wheelchair-accessible.
The most fascinating sight inside is called “One Hundred Plates,” where over 500 flat rocks overlap like a terraced field. Such a large-scale rock feature like this is rare.
The cave also features the “Golden Pillar,” a 15-meter-tall and 4-meter-wide enormous stalactite. Be sure not to miss it!
Bats and sightless shrimp, among other cave creatures, can be found inside.

Akiyoshido Cave, Golden Pillar, Stalactites, Flow Stone, Daikokubashira, Symbol
[Golden Pillar]

To those who would not be satisfied just looking through the cave, we recommend the “Adventure Course,” (additional 300-yen fee) where you explore the caves and move through the stalactites with flashlights and ladders!

Akiyoshido Cave, Nagabuchi, Erosion, Rocky Texture, Adventure, Mystery
[Nagabuchi]

Basic information on Akiyoshido Cave

Akiyoshido Cave

Address
3506-2 Akiyoshi, Shuho-cho, Mine City
Access
7 minutes on foot from the Akiyoshido Cave bus stop (45 minutes by bus from JR Yamaguchi Station)
Tel
0837-62-0305
Hours
(March-November) 8:30-17:30, (December-February) 8:30-16:30
Closed
Open every day
Admission
16 and up 1200 yen. Junior high school students 950 yen. Elementary school students 600 yen.
URL(English)
http://english.karusuto.com/